Historical Events In April - 13
Friday, 03 July 2020
1966 On this day in history soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service.
1967 Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44 on April - 13.
1970 Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon on this day in history.
1970 On April - 13 the American spacecraft Apollo 13, enroute to the Moon, has an onboard explosion
1972 Baseball players' strike ends after 13 days on April - 13.
1973 On this day in history alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73
1974 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1975 On April - 13 jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament
1975 On this day in history larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
1976 On April - 13 $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
1976 On this day in history federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
1977 Perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie on April - 13.
1977 Statistics Canada reports March unemployment figures at 90,000, or 8.1% of the workforce; highest since figures first collected in 1953 on April - 13.
1978 On April - 13 paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73
1978 Paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74 on this day in history.
1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours on April - 13.
1980 Steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters on this day in history.
1980 Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov on April - 13.
1981 Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) on this day in history.
1982 Republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941
1983 On April - 13 undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
1984 On this day in history 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth
1984 Christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on April - 13.
1984 On this day in history pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career
1984 Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on April - 13.
1985 "TASS" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics on this day in history.
1985 Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas on this day in history.
1986 On April - 13 boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record
1986 On April - 13 pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
1986 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second on April - 13.
1986 On this day in history stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies
1990 On April - 13 luis Trenker, dies at 97
1992 "Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway on this day in history.